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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-141
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20 Apr 2017
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Earthquake Response of Heavily Damaged Historical Masonry Mosques after Restoration
Ahmet Can Altunışık and Ali Fuat Genç Department of Civil Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, 61080, Turkey
Abstract. Restoration works have been accelerated substantially in Turkey in the last decade. Many historical buildings, mosques, minaret, bridges, towers etc. structures are restored. With these restorations an important issue arises, namely how restoration work affects the structure. For this reason it is aimed to investigate the restoration effect on the earthquake response of a historical masonry mosque with considering the openings on masonry dome. For this purpose, Hüsrev Pasha Mosque which is located in Ortakapı district in old city of Van, Turkey. The region of Van is in an active seismic zone therefore earthquake analyses were made in this study. Firstly finite element model of the mosque was constructed considering the restoration drawings and 16 window openings on dome. Then model was constructed with 8 window openings. Structural analyses were made under dead and earthquake loads and Mode Superposition Method was used in analyses. Maximum displacements, maximum-minimum principal stresses and shear stresses are given with contours diagrams. The results are investigated according to Turkish Earthquake Code (2007) and compared between 8 and 16 window openings cases. The results show that reduction of the window openings affected the structural behaviour of the mosque positively.

Citation: Altunışık, A. C. and Genç, A. F.: Earthquake Response of Heavily Damaged Historical Masonry Mosques after Restoration, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-141, in review, 2017.
Ahmet Can Altunışık and Ali Fuat Genç
Ahmet Can Altunışık and Ali Fuat Genç
Ahmet Can Altunışık and Ali Fuat Genç

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